Brownieland Pictures Volunteers with Atlanta Nonprofits in 2019

Brownieland Pictures December 2019 Volunteers with Atlanta Nonprofits

Brownieland Pictures was started over twelve years ago with the mission to empower nonprofits by expanding their reach and engaging communities through stories that inspire and motivate. We do this by partnering with nonprofits to create emotionally compelling videos that make a difference, and by giving our time through volunteer work. Back in 2017, the Brownieland Team was so inspired by our volunteer work through our #10in10 Volunteer Campaign that we continued volunteering with a different nonprofit every month and sharing each important mission! Now that it’s two years later, we are still going strong connecting with organizations around the metro Atlanta area and sharing their Stories for the Greater Good. Continue reading to learn about the fantastic nonprofits we worked with in 2019, and be sure to stay tuned next year to discover more organizations we partner with in 2020!

DECEMBER: GIVING TREE | GEORGIA CENTER FOR CHILD ADVOCACY 

The Brownieland Team enjoyed giving back in December. Brownieland’s Robyn Kranz and Randy Frostig selected ornaments from their local YMCA’s Holiday Giving Tree, which includes a holiday wishlist for children in need in the community. The Giving Tree is set up in the YMCA’s lobby where participants select an ornament, purchase an age-appropriate gift for $20 or under, and return the unwrapped gift(s) to the front desk. This has become a tradition close to Robyn and Randy’s heart, and they look forward to giving back through this incredible program again next year! 

Brownieland Pictures December 2019 Volunteer Project with YMCA Giving Tree

Brownieland’s Kat Ivey volunteered with Georgia Center for Child Advocacy’s Envision Project in partnership with the Junior League of Atlanta. 

Georgia Center for Child Advocacy’s mission is to champion the needs of sexually and severely physically abused children through prevention, intervention, therapy, and collaboration. Youth who experience sex trafficking are at very high risk for a range of adverse outcomes and are particularly vulnerable to revictimization. Trafficked youth benefit from opportunities to successfully engage in formal or alternative education, employment training to promote alternatives for economic self-sufficiency, preparation for independent living, and opportunities to enrich and enhance personal growth and community engagement. 

To address these complex needs and challenges, the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, in collaboration with the Junior League of Atlanta, created the Envision Project, a comprehensive youth program targeting the key areas of educational support, employment readiness, life skills, and personal growth. This program engages a cadre of JLA leaders and volunteers in specific classes and experiential learning activities delivered in groups to trafficked youth. GCCA staff, Junior League of Atlanta members, and various volunteers spent the day teaching and assisting youth through the Envision Project, which included workshops in jewelry making, painting, cookie decorating, and holiday art projects. Find out more about Georgia Center for Child Advocacy HERE and Junior League of Atlanta HERE.

Brownieland Pictures December 2019 Volunteer Project with Georgia Center for Child Advocacy Envision Project

NOVEMBER: SECOND HELPINGS ATLANTA

Brownieland had the opportunity to volunteer with Second Helpings Atlanta, an organization that picks up perishable foods from grocery stores, events, and other locations, and delivers it to front-line agencies feeding the hungry in Atlanta. 

Read more HERE.

OCTOBER: JUNIOR LEAGUE OF ATLANTA | AGAPE YOUTH & FAMILY CENTER

For our October Volunteer Project, the Brownieland Team volunteered with Agape Youth and Family Center by serving dinner through the Junior League of Atlanta’s JLA Serves weekend. 

Read more HERE

SEPTEMBER: ALS ASSOCIATION OF GEORGIA

The Brownieland Team was proud to be a part of the 2019 Atlanta Walk to Defeat ALS for our third year in a row! An estimated 4,000 people gathered on Saturday, September 14th, at the Georgia State Stadium for the Atlanta Walk to Defeat ALS, which continues to be the largest Walk to Defeat ALS in the country. 

Read more HERE. 

AUGUST: KATE’S CLUB

For our August Volunteer Project, the Brownieland Team signed up for Kate’s Club Adopt a Meal Program to provide and serve dinner for Kate’s Club Orientation Night. The mission of Kate’s Club is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. 

Read more HERE.

JULY: GEORGIA CENTER FOR CHILD ADVOCACY

For our July Volunteer Project, the Brownieland Team donated items to Georgia Center for Child Advocacy’s wish list. The Center’s mission is to champion the needs of sexually and severely physically abused children through prevention, intervention, therapy, and collaboration. 

Read more HERE.

JUNE: FRESH HARVEST | COMPOST NOW

For our June Volunteer Project, Brownieland lent a hand at the Fresh Harvest and Compost Now Volunteer Day! A full circle partnership, Fresh Harvest delivers local organic produce to families in Greater Atlanta. CompostNow collects veggie scraps from many of those same customers, composts them, and delivers them to many locations, including the Fresh Harvest garden. 

Read more HERE.

MAY: WYLDE CENTER

The Brownieland Team got our hands in the dirt volunteering at the Wylde Center for our May Volunteer Project! Wylde Center offers educational programs, events, and greenspaces that actively engage youth, families, and individuals in their environment, health, and community, and that develop skills in environmental science, sustainable urban living, organic gardening, health, and nutrition. 

Read more HERE.

APRIL: ATLANTA MISSION

For our April Volunteer Project, the Brownieland Team organized a donation drive for the Atlanta Mission. So many generous people donated, resulting in our car being loaded to the brim with donations! Needless to say, we were honored to have the opportunity to provide necessities to people in need in metro Atlanta. 

Read more HERE.

MARCH: READ ACROSS AMERICA

For our March Volunteer Project, Brownieland Pictures founders Robyn Ellis Kranz and Randy Frostig had the opportunity to read Dr. Seuss classics to 3rd and 5th graders at Garden Hills Elementary School for Read Across America Day

Read more HERE.

FEBRUARY: TREES ATLANTA

For the Brownieland Pictures February Volunteer Project, we volunteered with Trees Atlanta assisting with projects at their facility and along the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail. 

Read more HERE.

JANUARY: OPEN HAND ATLANTA

For the Brownieland Pictures January Volunteer Project, the Brownieland Team packed meals for Open Hand Atlanta, a nonprofit empowering people to live healthier, more productive lives! 

Read more HERE.

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